The DMD / MPH joint degree program will prepare dental school graduates to combine their clinical knowledge and skills with public health approaches to address population-based oral health challenges. Students will be complete the requirements for both degrees, completing 250 hours in total.
The DMD / MPH program offers an exceptional opportunity for those interested in becoming not only oral health practitioners, but also leaders in public health. Students will gain knowledge in key areas at the intersection of oral sciences and public health, including community-based oral health program management, care systems evaluations, research and surveillance system design, policy setting and advocacy. These competencies will prepare graduates for roles in health systems, government agencies and private sector organizations that advance public health, develop and advocate oral health policy, and conduct epidemiological research investigations.